Chapter 6: Satan
with fear, his mind swirled in confused terror- his eyes transfixed on
the drool. Deep dark green, almost black, it oozed from the open jaws
and dropped in long slimy strings to the ground where it pooled and
bubbled. The fangs were dirty, the breath foul. The bearded thing
spoke slowly, with haunting horror, its voice reverberating like a
kettle drum, played by the long dead.
called his name, like a whisper coming from a graveled throat that
relishes to swallow the souls of the filthy, the stupid, and the weak.
Another stringy glob of spit rolled from the tongue and fell from the
repulsive lips, while the beady red eyes glowed, alive with the fires
and immobile, the boy commanded his feet to run, to flee, but to no
avail. The legs did not respond. Gripped in tremors of terror he could
do no more than stare aghast at the fetid apparition of death.
moved, its long snaky tail switching erratically and thrashing the
floor, as a cat transfixed on a mouse. Flames flashed from the bloody
eyes and seemed to embrace the petrified lad, lighting his face with a
new and imminent destiny. The ugly gnarled claws groped the scene in
morbid anticipation, hungry for the kill.
Then in an
instant, the ghostly dog-haired creature seized his stricken prey.
Pouncing from two powerful legs, it gripped the boy in foul torment.
The flesh was stripped from his bones to the serenade of shrieks and
the cries of dying innocence.
In a moment
the young man was gone, devoured, and his frail soul dispatched to an
eternity of horror unconsumed, and the anguish of repentant cries
unheard. With the cold intensity of a professional assassin, the huge
matted specter turned to the shadows and growled something
disdainfully, seemingly in Latin. Then he was gone.
the shadows . . . it moved again. Previously unnoticed, he was a
little old man, who paced anxiously to and fro, wringing his thin
withered hands and muttering to himself. Like a portly elf with a
heavy burden, the hapless gnome whined, ďIf only he had chosen me,
perhaps I could have saved him.Ē
upset, the little hobbit seemed to struggle with some unseen foe, his
face gaunt with the pain of failure. ďThat poor beautiful boy,Ē he
continued, ďif only his free will had chosen Jesus, then he wouldnít
have had to be sent to the flames of hell. Now his soul will have to
be made immortal so that he can live forever, only to rot in the
stench of Satanís stomach, like some piece of undigested beef. And
there he will be a billion years from now, perpetually mollified in
the hot gaseous belch of Satan, in asbestos underwear, stewing in the
lake of fire for all eternity, and repenting of his momentary error.Ē
Ah yes, the
effeminate wimpish troll suddenly looked familiar. That fat little
worried impotent creature is the god of Religious Organized Nominal
Christianity. Sadly, he had lost yet another beautiful victim to the
fearsome, overwhelming power of Satan.
ridiculous fantasy is the repugnant dribble foisted off today on the
people of God. Every Sunday you can hear this same verbalized
religious garbage, manufactured by the carnal mind, and fed to the
gaggle of lobotomized religious proselytes who have not forsaken to
gather themselves together.
If you have
believed this stuff, get out of your church and run for your life.
This is the deification of Satan, peddled by the hirelings who do not
know God. Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees,
hypocrites! for ye shut up the kingdom of heaven against men: for ye
neither go in yourselves, neither suffer ye them that are entering to
go in. They desire only to shake the money from your pockets,
and suck the life from your bones. Woe unto
you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye are like unto whited
sepulchres, which indeed appear beautiful outward, but are within full
of dead men's bones, and of all uncleanness. Flee this
slithering harlot and seek an intimate, personal relationship with
your Heavenly Father.
the thinking of Organized Christianity, God is the maker and sustainer
of every created thing. For by him were all
things created, that are in heaven, and that are in earth, visible and
invisible, whether they be thrones, or dominions, or principalities,
or powers: all things were created by him, and for him: and he is
before all things, and by him all things consist. Every
physical being and spirit creature in the universe bows to the will
and wisdom of God. Thou art worthy, O Lord, to
receive glory and honour and power: for thou hast created all things,
and for thy pleasure they are and were created.
Satan is not
a god. Satan is an angel, created and sustained by God. I
am the LORD, and there is none else, there is no God beside me. Satan
is the work of God, a hand-crafted instrument, a tool in the Masterís
hand. Now the serpent was more subtil than any
beast of the field which the LORD God had made. Satan is a
created being who does the bidding and pleasure of his master with the
alacrity of a trained circus seal. Though mighty in power and deed,
yet he is held and controlled within the sovereign grip of God, and
all his works contribute to the eternal purposes of God. Surely
the wrath of man shall praise thee: the remainder of wrath shalt thou
The birth of
Godís spiritual children requires that they be perfected in an
environment of good & evil. This is the only climate that can
instigate the birth of agape-love. If your life was awash in syrupy
goodness, without the experience of evil, your spirit could never come
this, the administration of Godís evil is of extreme importance. To
bring forth a mature spirit, evil must be displayed on the earth and
applied to your life in precise doses and according to exacting
schedules. This critical task could be entrusted only to a
supernatural creature of superlative capacity. Thus God selected
Lucifer, one of the seven archangels, to become the Vice-President of
Evil on earth. Thou art the anointed cherub
that covereth; and I have set thee so: thou wast upon the holy
mountain of God; thou hast walked up and down in the midst of the
stones of fire.
an angel of superior workmanship, a droid of the finest quality. Thou
hast been in Eden the garden of God; every precious stone was thy
covering, the sardius, topaz, and the diamond, the beryl, the onyx,
and the jasper, the sapphire, the emerald, and the carbuncle, and
gold: the workmanship of thy tabrets and of thy pipes was prepared in
thee in the day that thou wast created.
created and educated by God. Then by the wisdom of God, he was turned
to manifest the evil that had always been kept hidden, deep inside the
mind of his mentor. Thou wast perfect in thy
ways from the day that thou wast created, till iniquity was found in
mission as the V-P of Evil was to begin, God simply fitted Satan with
a delusion. For thou hast said in thine heart,
I will ascend into heaven, I will exalt my throne above the stars of
God: I will sit also upon the mount of the congregation, in the sides
of the north. Satanís mind became clouded with misconceptions
that were useful to the plan of God. Thine
heart was lifted up because of thy beauty, thou hast corrupted thy
wisdom by reason of thy brightness.
given the mind of a beast. He became deceived by his own beauty, and
was converted to the evil purposes of God. ďLuciferĒ (the Shining
One) became ďSatanĒ (the Adversary). How
art thou fallen from heaven, O Lucifer, son of the morning! how art
thou cut down to the ground!
By the power
of God, Satan was deceived, and then acted on his new found
hallucination. And there was war in heaven:
Michael and his angels fought against the dragon; and the dragon
fought and his angels. But Satanís battle plan had been
prepared by God. Satanís power is sustained by God. There is no
conflict in existence that has not been orchestrated by the wisdom of
God. Thus all Satanís actions are in accordance with the purpose of
God. And the great dragon was cast out, that
old serpent, called the Devil, and Satan, which deceiveth the whole
world: he was cast out into the earth, and his angels were cast out
Sons of God were to be born on planet earth, Satan was dispatched to
earth and incarcerated on this solitary orb. All the evil of Satan is
limited to the creatures of planet earth. The
prince of the power of the air, the spirit that now worketh in the
children of disobedience.
of Satanic evil on earth was a necessary prerequisite in Godís plan.
I know thy works, and where thou dwellest,
even where Satan's seat is. Satanís presence on earth, even
all his evil intentions, are a required element in the production of
the Sons of God. And I heard a loud voice
saying in heaven, Now is come salvation, and strength, and the kingdom
of our God, and the power of his Christ: for the accuser of our
brethren is cast down [to the earth]. ... And they overcame him [on
the earth] by the blood of the Lamb, and by the word of their
testimony; and they loved not their lives unto the death.
and his brothers could only be perfected in a furnace of affliction;
this is the plan of God. For this cause Satan was placed on the earth.
Behold, I have created the smith that bloweth
the coals in the fire, and that bringeth forth an instrument for his
work; and I have created the waster to destroy. Adam was then
formed from the dust of the earth, and Satan was instructed to eat
this dust. And the LORD God said unto the
serpent, ... upon thy belly shalt thou go, and dust shalt thou eat all
the days of thy life.
life on earth is ďsnake food,Ē for Satan has been granted entry
into your fleshly, fallen, Adamic nature. Satan works through this
nature, attempting to destroy your spirit. By this he acts as a
powerful adversary for the heirs of eternity.
specially selected your spirit for this hands-on education. That is
why you now exist on this planet. God intends that your spirit will
gain the personal experience of good and evil. As your spirit
overcomes evil, it will grow to maturity. For
the creature was made subject to vanity, not willingly, but by reason
of him who hath subjected the same in hope. By the wisdom of
God, all this conflict has been purposed for the perfecting of his own
offspring. Fear none of those things which
thou shalt suffer: behold, the devil shall cast some of you into
prison, that ye may be tried; and ye shall have tribulation ten days:
be thou faithful unto death, and I will give thee a crown of life.
All good and
all evil originates from your Heavenly Father. I
form the light, and create darkness: I make peace, and create evil: I
the LORD do all these things. Satan was placed in charge of Godís
evil as a figurehead. He was given great power and authority. Him
that had the power of death, that is, the devil. But all his
power is derived by Godís permission. For
there is no power but of God: the powers that be are ordained of God. Satanís
authority is granted by God and thus it is not disputed, even by other
angelic beings. Michael the archangel, when
contending with the devil he disputed about the body of Moses, durst
not bring against him a railing accusation, but said, The Lord rebuke
been granted a kingdom of six thousand years. During this time he will
rule the earth, pretending he is God. With ferocious power, he will
rob, kill, and destroy. The devil is come down
unto you, having great wrath, because he knoweth that he hath but a
short time. For his ministers of court, Satan was given a third
of the angels, deluded as their new master. And
his tail drew the third part of the stars of heaven, and did cast them
to the earth.
has the creation of God seen rebellion, sin, or death. It has existed
for eons in the sublime peace of Godís goodness, and this is all its
creatures have ever known. Satanís administration of Godís evil is
for the education of men and angels. Satan is an educational
performance for the creatures of God. He is a required experience for
the Sons of God. These are the heavenly kings that shall be born on
planet earth, and all by the wisdom of their Heavenly Father. I
will cast thee to the ground, I will lay thee before kings, that they
may behold thee.
of Satan are numerous and effective. They include selfishness,
irresponsibility, doubt, pride, bitterness, demonic oppression &
possession, and organized religion. These seven topics are discussed
is the Satanic energy of the carnal mind. Working through the carnal
mind, Satan attempts to manipulate all your desires so that they orbit
self-gratification. A life spent entirely in self-gratification is in
actuality, Satanís path to spiritual suicide. ďSelfishnessĒ is
the belief that Satanís way is best. For all
seek their own, not the things which are Jesus Christ's.
desire of man is originated from selfishness. This urge to be
self-serving can be as subtle as worldliness, or as blatant as gross
sin. In any case, selfishness is a Devilish power that is designed to
destroy your body and spirit. By selfishness, people are injected with
an almost insurmountable urge to serve Satan. They become seduced by
this Satanic desire and then act on it as though it were real. Soon
they are willing to abandon all that is good in their lives.
and wicked works of man are done not by constraint, but willingly and
gladly. In the diseased servitude of Satanic selfishness people rush
to satisfy overwhelming compulsions for their particular brand of
evil. They thrill and revel in the energy of hell. Even calling it ďlove,Ē
they express the mind of Satan, and their lives spring into
desire produces a living death of self-destruction, fueled by
justifications, lies, and accusations. Those who become seriously
infected are reduced to confused pathetic droids, addicted to the evil
that will soon destroy them. But Peter said,
Ananias, why hath Satan filled thine heart to lie to the Holy Ghost,
and to keep back part of the price of the land?
self-justification is always present, selfishness is a reclusive
executioner, cloaked always in denial and self-deception. It is more
easily identified by the presence of its more visible companions,
which are pride, resentment, accusation, and ingratitude. These
emotions betray an entirely selfish motive. They are symptoms of
underlying desires which are unlawful or unprofitable. For
ye are yet carnal: for whereas there is among you envying, and strife,
and divisions, are ye not carnal, and walk as men?
can be seen in the betrayal of Jesus. There Satan worked through Judasí
carnal mind to produce a selfish desire. As Judasí mind became
enslaved to Satanic selfishness, his spirit was overwhelmed with the
fraud of self-justification. Judas believed that he wanted his own
way, but actually he wanted Satanís way. Seduced by this deception,
Judas failed miserably and gave his name as the synonym for treachery.
And after the sop Satan entered into him. Then
said Jesus unto him, That thou doest, do quickly.
eradication of selfishness must become the central effort in your
drive for spiritual maturity. This is accomplished as your carnal mind
is crucified. In the garden of Gethsemane, Jesus Christ demonstrated
this. Saying, Father, if thou be willing,
remove this cup from me: nevertheless not my will, but thine, be done.
ďMy willĒ is the carnal mind, the seat of Satanic
selfishness. ďThy will be done,Ē is the crucifixion of this
selfish, self-centered, adversarial purveyor of death.
thoughts abruptly away from every desire for self-will. Abandon every
craving for the accumulation of compliments, human approval, sensual
gratification, and temporal wealth. Fill your life instead with a
desire to please God. Start giving all your energy to the lawful
relationships in your life: your spouse, children, and parents. And
whosoever of you will be the chiefest, shall be servant of all.
dedication to these simple ideas will disarm selfish desire and
eventually produce in you the beauty of a mature and immortal spirit. Bear
ye one another's burdens, and so fulfil the law of Christ.
Irresponsibility is the lack of self-control and a kinsman to
selfishness. If you are selfish, you embrace Satan. If you lack
self-control, you yield to him.
When you are
irresponsible, your spirit abdicates its authority to rule your
actions. It is not that you have actually done something wrong, but
rather, that you have failed to do something right. Irresponsible
people have refused to become proactive in their lives and in the
lives of their loved ones. This apathy is Satanís device to minimize
his opposition. And once you become apathetic, Satan is always there,
patiently waiting to take charge.
is replete with responsibilities. They exist in marriage, family,
children, business, and spiritual relationships. Marriage comes with
responsibility. Be not depriving one another,
unless perhaps by consent for a season, that ye may have leisure for
prayer, and again may be together. Lest Satan be tempting you by
reason of your want of self-control. 1 Corinthians 7:5 (Emphasized). Family
comes with responsibility. If any provide not
for his own, and specially for those of his own house, he hath denied
the faith, and is worse than an infidel.
also come with responsibility. These words,
which I command thee this day, shall be in thine heart: and thou shalt
teach them diligently unto thy children, and shalt talk of them when
thou sittest in thine house, and when thou walkest by the way, and
when thou liest down, and when thou risest up. Business comes
with responsibility. For the drunkard and the
glutton shall come to poverty: and drowsiness shall clothe a man with
rags. And God comes with responsibilities. Give
diligence to make your calling and election sure: for if ye do these
things, ye shall never fall.
any of these responsibilities is ďirresponsible,Ē and will result
in the success of Satan. If your spirit does not control your actions,
then your Satanic carnal mind will. You must force yourself to do the
right thing, at all times, regardless of the cost. This will make you
a responsible person and bring you to the spiritual goals that you
seek. Adding on your part all diligence,
supply in your faith, excellence; And in your excellence, knowledge;
And in your knowledge, self-control. 2 Peter 1:5,6 (Emphasized).
himself was born in delusion- this is all he knows. Thus one of his
principal tactics is deception, by the introduction of doubt.
Yea, hath God said, Ye shall not eat of every tree of the garden? Injecting
an element of doubt into the word of God, and into your lawful
relationships, is Satanís standard procedure. If
thou be the Son of God, cast thyself down.
only a seed. It is a grain of disbelief that can later germinate into
a Satanic crop. The scoffing ideas of Satan never appear as massive
and overpowering. Rather, they are always sown as kernels of
half-truths. They look like harmless wheat, but they are actually
lethal tares. Some of what Satan says is true, but his truth is always
laced with arsenic. If you naively accept everything you hear, you
will swallow Satanís half truths, and poison yourself with doubt. While
men slept, his enemy came and sowed tares among the wheat, and went
his way. ... The enemy that sowed them is the devil.
planting of doubt, Satan frequently enlists the aid of your
acquaintances. When they find fault with your husband, wife, family,
or Heavenly Father, they introduce doubt into your life. By sarcasm,
criticism, and insincere questioning, they do the Devilís work. If
these seeds are left unchallenged, they will fester in your spirit. If
they are nurtured by repeated contact, they will eventually swell into
a full crop of mistrust for all you have believed in, even for God
himself. Stop being led astray. Evil
companionships corrupt good morals. 1 Corinthians 15:33. (Wuest).
from your mortal friends is devilish. Who art
thou that judgest another man's servant? to his own master he standeth
or falleth. You must examine their words carefully to discover
the motives behind the rhetoric. For your life is not to be measured
by the slander of your friends, but by the stature of your spirit.
O thou of little faith, wherefore didst thou doubt?
of doubt is the poisoning of faith and trust. The only antidote for
this disease is an injection of truth. To repel the ravages of Satanís
doubt, leave nothing hidden or covered. Expose every nuance to the
light of day. Try all your actions on the altar of self-confrontation.
Analyze your motives. Give yourself to Godliness. Let
us draw near with a true heart in full assurance of faith, having our
hearts sprinkled from an evil conscience, and our bodies washed with
pure water. Let us hold fast the profession of our faith without
Then turn on
the light of Godís word. Study your Bible. Test your beliefs with
scripture, not doctrines. Challenge everything you hear and prove its
validity on the touchstone of Godís truth. Leave no dark crevice
where doubt can hide. Exercise faith and trust, and you shall defeat
Satanís poisonous pellets of doubt. I will
therefore that men pray every where, lifting up holy hands, without
wrath and doubting.
Earthly pride is a Satanic delusion, working through your carnal mind. It is the reassurance of Satan, telling you that your temporal efforts are a success. It is Satanís solace, whispering that you are secure in his hands.
Pride is an
arrogant self-esteem that results from a confidence in the works of
the flesh. It is conceived in those that are carnal, and emanates from
the erroneous belief that they are the source of their own blessing. What
hast thou that thou didst not receive? now if thou didst receive it,
why dost thou glory, as if thou hadst not received it?
energy may germinate in your human attributes, such as your pedigree,
appearance, or intellect. Pride may also take root in your human
accomplishments, finding a foothold in your education, physical
skills, or temporal wealth. All that is in the
world, the lust of the flesh, and the lust of the eyes, and the pride
of life, is not of the Father, but is of the world.
also flow from spiritual things, such as adolescent religious
exuberance, or from an abundance of revelation. Not
a novice, lest being lifted up with pride he fall into the
condemnation of the devil.
In any case,
pride in any earthly thing is Satanís program for your destruction.
It is a tactical diversion, a ruse to appease your carnality, while
leaving your spirit in infancy. Traitors,
heady, highminded, lovers of pleasures more than lovers of God; Having
a form of godliness, but denying the power thereof: from such turn
never an acceptable emotion. In a person seeking Sonship, pride must
be utterly replaced by gratitude. Be not
highminded, but fear. God is the source of all your blessings,
and this knowledge is the foundation of true gratitude. Charge
them that are rich in this world, that they be not highminded, nor
trust in uncertain riches, but in the living God. You can
certainly be grateful for the work of God in your life, but you cannot
take credit for it. By the grace of God I am
what I am.
spiritual maturity will be apprehended, and Satanís pride annulled,
as you discount the physical things of your human existence. Do not
let them alter your behavior, spiritual goals, or determination. Set
your affection on things above, not on things on the earth. Change
your thinking to value only those experiences that contribute directly
to your spiritual understanding and maturity. If
I must needs glory, I will glory of the things which concern mine
infirmities. This will drain the pride of Satan from your life,
and vault you toward your true spiritual goal. For
when I am weak, then am I strong.
is the immortal and divine character of God. This love grows in you by
the giving of forgiveness. As you give forgiveness, you become like
of earth are designed to produce an environment where agape-love can
flourish. As sins and afflictions come against you, you are afforded
opportunities to forgive. As you forgive, agape comes to life in your
spirit. Your spiritual progress absolutely demands that you forgive
every offense that God allows to enter your day. Love
(agape) does not insist on its own rights or its own way, for it is
not self-seeking; ... it takes no account of the evil done to it pays
no attention to a suffered wrong. 1 Corinthians 13:5 (Amplified).
designs to prevent the birth of agape-love in you by the lethal
injection of bitterness. In Satanic bitterness, your spirit is
consumed with self-pity and revenge. Forgiveness becomes impossible,
and the birth of agape-love is thwarted. You then still suffer through
the same afflictions and heartaches, but you are denied the spiritual
fruit that could come from them. Looking
diligently lest any man fail of the grace of God; lest any root of bitterness
springing up trouble you, and thereby many be defiled.
is execution by a Satanic grief from which there is no human escape.
This enemy is defeated as you unconditionally forgive every offense.
This forgiveness is not human. It is the divine character of God
growing within you.
waste your time justifying your self-pity. Instead, count all your
wrongs as having come from the superior wisdom of God. Set your
resolve to give and forgive. Fix your goal on Christlikeness. Use
heartache as an opportunity to produce agape-love in your spirit.
Press on to achieve your own spiritual perfection, and attain the
character of God. To whom ye forgive any
thing, I forgive also: ... lest Satan should get an advantage of us:
for we are not ignorant of his devices.
6. Demonic Oppression & Possession.
controlled by destructive emotions is demonic oppression. These
include selfishness, doubt, pride, and bitterness. To these you can
also add envy, malice, lust, and immorality. Demonic oppression is
analogous to Satan sitting in your car and telling you where to drive.
possession is similar, but more severe. In demonic possession, Satan
throws you in the back seat and takes the wheel himself. Demonic
possession occurs when a Satanic spirit inhabits a human body, taking
control of the motor functions as well as the mind. Demonic possession
is thus always evidenced by some physical malady or addiction. Then
was brought unto him one possessed with a devil, blind, and dumb.
Satan is a
stage magician who attempts to seize press coverage by an occasional
flamboyant display. For this cause, demoniacs always exhibit bizarre,
self-destructive, physical behavior. Lord,
have mercy on my son: for he is lunatick, and sore vexed: for ofttimes
he falleth into the fire, and oft into the water.
It is likely
that demonic activity is more prevalent today than it was during Jesusí
time. The late 1990ís are certainly the tail-end of this
dispensation, and Jesus said that these end times would be like the
days of Noah and the days of Lot. In both of these cases, demonic
activity was rampant. In Noahís day the demons were having sex with
the women; in Lotís time, sex with the men. For
then shall be great tribulation, such as was not since the beginning
of the world to this time, no, nor ever shall be.
body was designed to be the dwellingplace of the Holy Spirit. Know
ye not that your body is the temple of the Holy Ghost which is in you,
which ye have of God, and ye are not your own? Satan hopes to
preempt the Holy Spirit by moving in and occupying the physical body
first. Then he saith, I will return into my
house from whence I came out; and when he is come, he findeth it
empty, swept, and garnished.
occur when the body is already occupied by the Holy Spirit. There is
no Biblical record of demonic possession ever occurring in a Christianĺ
there is no demon in existence that can move the Holy Spirit. To the
contrary, Satan and all his minions step lively to obey the Spirit of
God. They are commanded by the simple word of faith. Behold,
I give unto you power to tread on serpents and scorpions, and over all
the power of the enemy: and nothing shall by any means hurt you.
oppression and possession are easily averted and cured by the simple
presence of the Holy Spirit. Fill your life with Godís Spirit and
there wonít be any room for demons. For ye
are bought with a price: therefore glorify God in your body, and in
your spirit, which are God's.
7. Religious Organized Nominal Christianity.
person on earth ever to receive the full, true revelation of Jesus
Christ, was the woman at the well. The woman
saith unto him, I know that Messias cometh, which is called Christ:
when he is come, he will tell us all things. Jesus saith unto her, I
that speak unto thee am he. After hearing this truth, this
woman started the first Christian revival by sending her friends out
to the well, to meet Jesus for themselves, personally, face to face. The
woman then left her waterpot, and went her way into the city, and
saith to the men, come, see a man, which told me all things that ever
I did: is not this the Christ? Then they went out of the city, and
came unto him.
represents the true church of Jesus Christ, and she has no name. She
is not Methodist, Baptist, Catholic, or any other. The true church
does not gather people together; it simply points the way to Jesus
Christ. This is her only valid function.
church is made of Godly people, not denominations. These people can
have fellowship one with another, but their spiritual walks are
independent paths, sovereignly directed by their Heavenly Father.
Mega-Christianity with its denominationalism is just the opposite of
the woman at the well. This draconian structure requires a fresh
bloodstream to feed its insatiable desires. Through group dynamics, it
calls the simple ones to obedience. For they
loved the praise of men more than the praise of God. While this
structure may still contain some true believers, most have abhorred
her disease, and long since fled her empty pantry.
Come out of her, my people, that ye be not partakers of her sins, and
that ye receive not of her plagues.
Revelation, Religious Organized Nominal Christianity is likened unto a
woman, seated on a beast. The beast she rides is Satanís great red
dragon. And I saw a woman sit upon a scarlet
coloured beast, full of names of blasphemy, having seven heads and ten
these two have tried to market the power of God. They have amassed a
fortune in earthly wealth, with all their business conducted under a
veil of pretended innocence. Organized Christianity sells doctrines
that will kill your spirit, while naming herself as beneficiary of
your estate. And upon her forehead was a name
written, MYSTERY, BABYLON THE GREAT, THE MOTHER OF HARLOTS AND
ABOMINATIONS OF THE EARTH. And I saw the woman drunken with the blood
of the saints, and with the blood of the martyrs of Jesus.
woman is easily recognized by her costly array. She does not teach the
necessity of your crucifixion, but rather, she believes that gain is
godliness. And the woman was arrayed in
purple and scarlet colour, and decked with gold and precious stones
and pearls, having a golden cup in her hand full of abominations and
filthiness of her fornication.
doctrines tolerate and pamper the Satanic carnal mind. She promises
Prosperity and Rapture for her proselytes, but horrifying, unending
Hell for those who spurn her flattering lips. She is subtle and smells
sweet, always appealing to the natural man. Her teachings are designed
to seduce those who will regularly visit her parlor. She offers them
earthly pleasure and the fiction of heavenly joy. I
have decked my bed with coverings of tapestry, with carved works, with
fine linen of Egypt. I have perfumed my bed with myrrh, aloes, and
cinnamon. Come, let us take our fill of love.
charlatan salesmen, the organized churches promise something for
nothing. They tell their members that ďSalvationĒ is a momentary
gift, rather than a process of gestation. They
teach that Jesus did everything for you. They do not perceive the
existence of Sonship, and believe that they have already attained
spiritual maturity, when in fact they have only just begun. As
thou knowest not what is the way of the spirit, nor how the bones do
grow in the womb of her that is with child: even so thou knowest not
the works of God who maketh all.
organized church has inverted the truth of God. They believe in an all
powerful Devil, and teach that evil and suffering are only pointless
excursions in pain that might be avoided if you are good. They think
that the cross has no purpose in your life. These ideas are Satanís
counterfeit for the carnal mind. For of this
sort are they which creep into houses, and lead captive silly women
laden with sins, led away with divers lusts, ever learning, and never
able to come to the knowledge of the truth.
teaches quite the opposite. It establishes the absolute sovereignty of
God, and demands that you have an intimate, personal relationship with
Jesus Christ. It explains the begetting of spiritual Sons, and the
growth of agape-love through the suffering of adversity. It promises
all its treasures, only to those who have first slain their own
carnality. To him that overcometh will I grant
to sit with me in my throne, even as I also overcame.
Christianity is Satanís substitute. It is concerned only with church
membership, spiritual infancy, and ďselfĒ preservation. And
no marvel; for Satan himself is transformed into an angel of light. She
is a bloodthirsty harlot whose doctrines are sworn to derail your
spiritual destiny. And the dragon stood before
the woman which was ready to be delivered, for to devour her child as
soon as it was born. It is a mind-numbing anesthetic to give
you carnal comfort, while your spirit dies. For
she saith in her heart, I sit a queen, and am no widow, and shall see
church bell rings, it is calling you to the slaughterhouse. Your
Sunday clothes, cookie, and brunch, cannot bring you to spiritual
maturity. Get out of Organized Religion
and go find God yourself, alone at the
well, in the heat of your day. They shall say
to you, See here; or, see there: go not after them, nor follow them.
of God that dwells in you seeks to please its Heavenly Father. Whosoever
is born of God doth not commit sin; for his seed remaineth in him: and
he cannot sin, because he is born of God. But opposing your
spirit is your carnal mind, which you inherited from Adamís fall in
Eden. These two are locked in a battle to the death.
mind is the seat of Satan in your life. Satan has been granted access
to your thoughts through this portal. Because
the carnal mind is enmity against God: for it is not subject to the
law of God, neither indeed can be. Evil is energized by Satan
through his agent, the carnal mind. This Satanic office, installed in
fallen man, is the source of human sin. He
that committeth sin is of the devil; for the devil sinneth from the
mind and your spirit are at war, one with another. Through your carnal
mind, Satan designs to destroy your spirit. When Satan energizes your
carnal nature, your spirit must rise up to slay it. This will happen
repeatedly, until all your carnality has been exposed and crucified.
For the flesh lusteth against the Spirit, and the Spirit against the
flesh: and these are contrary the one to the other.
This is the
maturing process for the Sons of God. Your spirit grows as it destroys
your carnal mind and recaptures control of your faculties. When your
carnal mind is fully obliterated, Satan will have no more entry into
your life. For if ye live after the flesh, ye
shall die: but if ye through the Spirit do mortify the deeds of the
body, ye shall live.
Those who accomplish this feat will become the
Sons of God. They are victorious slayers of evil. These professional
warriors will have been trained in the eradication of evil, having
perfected it first in their own lives. They
that are Christ's have crucified the flesh with the affections and
against Satan is not to rid evil from the world; all the evil of earth
exists by the pleasure of God. Your goal is to rid evil from within
you. Casting down imaginations, and every high
thing that exalteth itself against the knowledge of God, and bringing
into captivity every thought to the obedience of Christ.
against Satan is a spiritual battle for control of your own mind and
body- do not be sucked into any lesser struggle. The present conflict
of the Sons of God is being waged for their own, internal, spiritual
maturity. This quest is not a battle against governments or evil
people. Your war is not external, but internal. It is not physical,
but spiritual. Your battle is to attain your own spiritual maturity.
This is accomplished as your spirit seizes control of your body, and
crucifies your carnal mind. And be not
conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your
battle against Satan is altogether different. It is a future event,
reserved for those who will have already won the internal battle. Having
in a readiness to revenge all disobedience, when your obedience is
fulfilled. After the Sons of God are perfected they will
quickly and efficiently remove evil from the earth. They are the
divine offspring of God, and the answer to every problem. A
great people and a strong; there hath not been ever the like, neither
shall be any more after it, even to the years of many generations. If
you wish to fight against the external evils in the universe, you must
first earn a place in the Sons of God. The
earth shall quake before them; the heavens shall tremble: the sun and
the moon shall be dark, and the stars shall withdraw their shining:
and the LORD shall utter his voice before his army.
There is no
physical ritual, doctrine, or church that can birth a Son of God in
you. For though we walk in the flesh, we do
not war after the flesh. To bring forth your own maturity you
must win a spiritual battle against your own carnality. Your battles
today are an internal affair. For we wrestle
not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against
powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against
spiritual wickedness in high places.
your weapons are not physical, but spiritual. You have been equipped
with the ancient and proven weapons of true spiritual power. For
the weapons of our warfare are not carnal, but mighty through God to
the pulling down of strong holds. With these implements of war
you can defeat Satanís plan for your life. Without them, your spirit
will die. Put on the whole armour of God, that
ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil.
waist, wrap the truth of Godís word. Though this truth may appear
stranger than fiction, yet all that God has spoken shall become
reality. Hold your position, then, with your
waist encircled with the belt of truth. Cover your heart
with self-control, to reduce your vulnerability. Put
on right-doing as a coat of mail. Let your daily routine
display the serenity of Godís presence. Put
on your feet the preparation the good news of peace supplies. Invoke
the power of faith, an unfaltering trust in the veracity of God. Faith
will quench the flaming missiles of doubt. Besides
all these, take on the shield which faith provides, for with it
you will be able to put out all the fire-tipped arrows shot by the
evil one. Limit the cravings of your mind to the quest for
spiritual immortality. Take the helmet salvation
provides. Strike down your enemies with the power of Godís
word. And take the sword the Spirit
wields, which is the word of God. Ephesians 6:14-17 (Williams).
If you would
defeat Satan, you are going to have to live in a state of continuous
spiritual readiness. Even the best weapons are useless, if you are
lulled to sleep or your eyes are dim. Victory requires vigilance. If
you donít see Satan coming, he will knock you down. Be
sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil, as a roaring
lion, walketh about, seeking whom he may devour.
the offensive weapon that prevents spiritual drowsiness. Every morning
and every night, fall on your face to beg God for wisdom and
understanding. Throughout your day beseech the heavens for the victory
you seek. Watch ye and pray, lest ye enter
into temptation. The spirit truly is ready, but the flesh is weak. By
this your spiritual senses will be honed to an edge, and your weapons
will remain at the ready. Keep on praying in
the Spirit, with every kind of prayer and entreaty, at every
opportunity, be ever on the alert with perfect devotion and entreaty
for all Godís people. Ephesians 6:18 (Williams).
attack will come first from your own carnal mind. Mankind is corrupted
from within, not from without. Your carnal mind is Satanís beachhead
for the invasion of your life. By forays from this stronghold, he
seeks to terminate your existence. All these
evil things come from within, and defile the man.
Be alert for
Satanic attack by scrutinizing your actions and motives. Start by
guarding your mouth. The tongue can no man
tame; it is an unruly evil, full of deadly poison. Watch for
words that are not conducive to spiritual purity. Unproductive words
do not originate in your spirit, and you donít want them. If you
find yourself speaking unkind or amoral things, terminate them with
prejudice. Give none occasion to the adversary
to speak reproachfully. For some are already turned aside after Satan.
destruction is hatched in the heart. His energy will give birth to
emotions. These false emotions produce desires for illicit,
destructive behavior. Typically, they will make you deeply desire an
activity that is ungodly, depraved, vile, or harmful. When you accept
this desire as your own, you are caught unawares and disarmed. At
first it will be masked by some justification, some thin veneer of
respectability. But soon even the facade is stripped away.
make you ďloveĒ the messenger of your death. By Satanic desire you
will find yourself courting the horror that is trying to kill you.
Once you succumb, then with every beat of your fond fluttering heart,
your blood is pumped out and your spirit embalmed. With new Satanic
affection, you amble agreeably down the path to your own demise.
defeat these salvos by continuously analyzing your desires. You must
constantly monitor your thoughts and feelings. Some of these are
Satanic assassins, sent specifically to kill you. Treat all new
desires as coming from an alien source. Before you admit any new
desire into your heart, make certain that it meets the following
requirements of the Two Step Desire Test. Keep
thy heart with all diligence; for out of it are the issues of life.
yourself if the desire is contrary to the Ten Commandments. If it is,
cast this desire far from you, disown it and destroy it. It is from
the Devil. If the new desire does not violate the Ten Commandments,
then move on to step two.
test is to ascertain what the fruit of this desire would be. If this
desire is accepted and acted upon, who will it glorify? If it will
glorify God in your life you can probably keep it. But if its ultimate
outcome would only encourage selfish carnality, then exterminate it.
Let it never again take space in your thoughts.
retain only those desires that meet the conditions of both step one
and step two. Make certain that each of your desires do not violate
the Ten Commandments, and that their fruit will yield a harvest of
Godly gratitude. Only these desires are right and wholesome. You can
act on them, entrusting their success to the wisdom of your Heavenly
encounter a new desire that fulfills both of these tests, tell your
family, spouse, and parents. For there can be no shame in a desire
that will glorify God in your spirit. Never keep secrets in your life.
They are only a place for Satan to hide.
Be alert for
ďvictim thinking.Ē Victim thinking is the desire for someone to
save you, or for someone to blame. These thought processes were born
in Eden, as Eve blamed the Serpent, and Adam blamed Eve.
thinking is a symptom of carnality- it is an indication that you have
lost touch with Godís sovereignty and love. It is normally
accompanied by the destructive emotions of anger, bitterness,
resentment, jealousy, and ingratitude. These executioners dethrone God
and deify Satan. If these suddenly appear in your life, you are
listening to a new voice. Get help and expose these lies for the evil
impostors that they are. Let not the sun go
down upon your wrath: neither give place to the devil.
tactic in your war against Satan is called, ďRun, Repent, Confess.Ē
When you discover destructive emotions or desires within yourself, you
must run from them, repent of them, and confess them. Satan cannot be
victorious in your life if you run from his presence, repent of his
thoughts, and alert all your spiritual companions to his subversive
deeds. These three are discussed below.
controls the minds of most people. These people espouse victim
thinking, or display destructive emotions. They are enslaved to
Organized Christianity, or they practice behavior that flunks the Two
Step Desire Test. In their state of Satanic oppression these people
believe they are sincere, honest, and nice. But the energy that flows
from them is the bile of spiritual death. The
god of this world hath blinded the minds of them which believe not.
Do not spend
time with these acquaintances, for Satan will soon wear you down.
Though these people may seem harmless at first, they have the power of
Satan behind them, and the situation will quickly escalate beyond your
control. If you become a sympathetic ear you will be pumped full of
their poison, and soon find yourself attached and obligated to evil.
You are not going to help these folks, change them, sway them, or
convert them. You are presently striving for your own personal
spiritual maturity, not ministry. Get up and run screaming away. They
have erred from the faith, and pierced themselves through with many
sorrows. But thou, O man of God, flee these things.
Repentance is the action of your spirit, regaining control of your
mind and body. This tool cuts the chains of Satan. Repent
means, ďto change direction.Ē When Satan sends thoughts to kill
you, repent by stepping out of their way. Let the evil thoughts sail
on by and miss their mark. Do not reach out and grab them, do not go
with them. Disown these thoughts, declare that they are not you, and
If you find
yourself involved in evil, change your mind and decide to quit the
depravity that has captured you. Change your direction and consecrate
your life to the glory of God. If God
peradventure will give them repentance to the acknowledging of the
truth; and that they may recover themselves out of the snare of the
devil, who are taken captive by him at his will. Fill your life
with a new goal, the goal of Sonshipĺ
begin to seek it with all your heart. Pray without ceasing. Open your
Bible and study to find the plan of God for your life. Submit
yourselves therefore to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from
the soon coming spiritual restoration of earth, all the evil of man
will be openly declared. Therefore whatsoever
ye have spoken in darkness shall be heard in the light; and that which
ye have spoken in the ear in closets shall be proclaimed upon the
housetops. But you donít have to wait that long. Get this
restoration going in your life right now. There is no shame in the
fact that Satan dispatched a thought or desire intended to kill you.
Shame comes when you hide it, cover it up, and act on it.
It is never
too late to be free from Satanic desire. It is simply the longer you
wait, the greater the debt you will have to repay. If you are
presently involved in evil, your debt of shame is accruing day by day,
and you will ultimately pay every farthing. Get it over with now,
while it is still small, and before it grows any larger.
the body through the mouth. Tell the whole story to your spouse,
parents, Godly friend, or the person youíve wronged. Confessing your
failures will break the Satanic hold that binds you. Do it now. Get it
out in the open and get help. Confess your
faults one to another, and pray one for another, that ye may be
forgiveness of God is infinite, and the forgiveness of your friends
will one day become infinite. ďRun, Repent, Confess,Ē will
paralyze Satan, terminate his activity in your life, and set you on
the road to new spiritual health. If we
confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and
to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.
Your internal war against Satan has been specially provided by
your Heavenly Father. This warfare is not an accident; it is the means
to your spiritual maturity. Some of these battles you will win, and
some you will temporarily lose. Do not be dismayed by your failures,
but learn from them. Count them as brief setbacks only, then press on
with the war.
tasked with maliciously teaching you about the evil that originates in
God. According to the plan of God for you, you will learn about evil
firsthand, as you experience the trials of planet earth.
process, some failure is a prerequisite for your perfection. You have
to experience a degree of failure, but you donít have to like it.
Pick yourself up, get back on track, destroy your adversaries, and
claim for yourself the prize of Sonship. I
have fought a good fight, I have finished my course, I have kept the
faith: henceforth there is laid up for me a crown of righteousness,
which the Lord, the righteous judge, shall give me at that day: and
not to me only, but unto all them also that love his appearing.
God is the
creator of both good and evil. Thus anytime you learn about good or
evil, you learn about God. To discover the mechanisms of good and evil
is to understand the working of God. This knowledge of good and evil
is essential for Godís spiritual Sons, who are to be born in his own
image. What? shall we receive good at the hand
of God, and shall we not receive evil?
cannot be defined without first having an understanding of ďevil.Ē
Thus your life begins in darkness, so that you can ultimately
comprehend light. Your revelation of God begins in the earthly crush
of Satanic evil, and ends when you have put on the incorruptibility
and immortality of your Father. As the eyes of good and evil come to
stare into your life, look back into their depths and see the working
of God, transforming you into his likeness. To
open their eyes, and to turn them from darkness to light, and from the
power of Satan unto God.
Vice-President of Evil on planet earth, Satan has been assigned to
acquaint you with Godís evil. By Satanís power your vision of God
is temporarily blocked when you are born on the earth. This blindness
is accomplished through the presence of your carnal mind.
mind can be thought of as the veil in the Tabernacle that shielded the
Ark of the Covenant from view. When Jesus was crucified, this veil was
ripped in half and the Ark was suddenly made visible. Jesus,
when he had cried again with a loud voice, yielded up the ghost. And,
behold, the veil of the temple was rent in twain from the top to the
bottom; and the earth did quake, and the rocks rent.
So also with
you, it is the process of crucifixion that rips the veil of your
carnal mind. When this veil is removed, you will be able to see the
light, the glory, and the dwellingplace of God. Having
therefore, brethren, boldness to enter into the holiest by the blood
of Jesus, by a new and living way, which he hath consecrated for us,
through the veil.
carnal veil is completely crucified and eliminated, your tabernacle
will no longer be divided against itself. The Holy Place and the Most
Holy Place will be merged into a single large room. Then you will find
yourself standing in the presence of the golden throne of God. Having
abolished in his flesh the enmity, ... for to make in himself of twain
one new man, so making peace.
The veil of your carnal mind, and the grievous trials that will crucify it, have been ordained for you by your Heavenly Father. But the accomplishment of these painful actions he has delegated to Satan.
carnality brings your blindness of God. Then Satanís actions bring
the trials that will crucify this carnality. Thus Satan and his
devices, and his actions, always ultimately result in more of the
revelation of God. Through Satanís processes of death, your spirit
is made ready for resurrection. For we which
live are alway delivered unto death for Jesus' sake, that the life
also of Jesus might be made manifest in our mortal flesh.
knowledge of evil has been afforded you through the office of Satan.
Though this experience is difficult, it is also priceless and
absolutely required for your spiritual perfection. Through the anguish
of Satanís work you will eventually learn the lovingkindness of God.
Every pearl is formed by a terrible irritant. Even so, Satanís evil
is a mechanism for the revelation of God. For
our light affliction, which is but for a moment, worketh for us a far
more exceeding and eternal weight of glory; while we look not at the
things which are seen, but at the things which are not seen: for the
things which are seen are temporal; but the things which are not seen
All the evil
works of Satan will ultimately result in an eternal blessing for
mankind. Even Satanic attack is the love, wisdom, and power of God for
you. Many of the profitable results of Satanic attack can already be
clearly seen. Ten such instances are discussed below. Surely
the wrath of man shall praise thee: the remainder of wrath shalt thou
1. The Birth of Children.
garden of Eden, Satan came against Eve. And he
said unto the woman, Yea, hath God said, Ye shall not eat of every
tree of the garden? With deception and lies, Satanic evil
conquered goodness and innocence. And the
serpent said unto the woman, Ye shall not surely die. Charmed
and seduced, Eve fell to the suggestions of Lucifer. And
the woman said, The serpent beguiled me, and I did eat.
horrifying situation was the horrendous failure of the Adamic race,
accomplished by the prescription of God. For Satan and Eve were only
bit players in the grand scheme of God. And the result of this
seemingly senseless tragedy, was the birth of children.
Unto the woman he said, I will greatly multiply thy sorrow and thy
conception; in sorrow thou shalt bring forth children.
arrival of Satan, Adam and Eve lived together naked, but childless.
They did not have children, because they did not know how. It was the
arrival of Satan, and the failure of Eve, that instigated the Adamic
race. As with your spiritual life today, evil is the catalyst
necessary for reproduction. And Adam knew Eve
his wife; and she conceived, and bare Cain, and said, I have gotten a
man from the LORD.
failure in Eden was caused by the greater purpose of God. From Godís
perspective, Eve played out the script he had prepared for her. Had
her downfall been avoided, you would never have been born, and the
possibility of your ultimate spiritual perfection would not exist.
The fall of
Adam and Eve was the work of Satan, orchestrated with the malicious
intent of introducing evil into the work of God. But Good and Evil are
terms that apply only in the earthly realm. From Godís perspective,
all things both good and evil, emanate from his throne to accomplish
his purpose. Even the Satanic fall of man was a mechanism to bring
about the purpose of God. And within this realm of sorrow, your
spiritual gestation is assured. And the LORD
God said, Behold, the man is become as one of us, to know good and
2. The Revelation of God.
Job was a
righteous man who served God with a pure heart. There
was a man in the land of Uz, whose name was Job; and that man was
perfect and upright, and one that feared God, and eschewed evil. But
God sent Satan against Job, to destroy his life. And
the LORD said unto Satan, Hast thou considered my servant Job, that
there is none like him in the earth, a perfect and an upright man, one
that feareth God, and escheweth evil?
that Job loved most were abruptly reduced to wasted rubble. In one
day, Job lost his ten children and his vast herds of animals. Jobís
body was then afflicted with agonizing boils. So
went Satan forth from the presence of the LORD, and smote Job with
sore boils from the sole of his foot unto his crown.
By the work
of Satan, Job faced the destruction of his family, his business, and
his health.And the LORD said unto Satan,
Behold, all that he hath is in thy power. As Job collapsed
amongst the ashes of his life, his devoted wife abandoned him, and his
last earthly comfort fell upon the desert breeze. Then
said his wife unto him, Dost thou still retain thine integrity? curse
God, and die.
with this horror for months in writhing torment, pleading with God for
answers. During this conflict Job reassessed his priorities and
distilled his goals. His desires were changed to seek heavenly
treasure above all else. But where shall
wisdom be found? and where is the place of understanding? Man knoweth
not the price thereof; neither is it found in the land of the living.
... It cannot be gotten for gold, neither shall silver be weighed for
the price thereof.
destruction, God realigned Jobís values, and this earthly pain was
the prerequisite to heavenly blessing. For Jobís tears washed the
windows of his understanding. As the result of his Satanic attack, Job
eventually came to the unobstructed revelation of God. I
have heard of thee by the hearing of the ear: but now mine eye seeth
thee. Wherefore I abhor myself, and repent in dust and ashes.
From a human
perspective, Jobís loss was a tragedy of enormous proportions. But
from Godís point of view, Job received the supreme treasures of
heaven. The topaz of Ethiopia shall not equal
it, neither shall it be valued with pure gold. Whence then cometh
wisdom? and where is the place of understanding?
ordered world appeared to descend into colossal failure. But in
reality, he was being manipulated by awesome spiritual forces, far
beyond his control. Jobís heartache and anguish was the work of
Satan. But this pain was financed by the love of God. God took full
credit for the waste, the carnage, and the grief. And
still he [Job] holdeth fast his integrity, although thou [Satan]
movedst me [God] against him, to destroy him without cause.
wretchedness of Satanís work, Job saw God, and entered into a new,
personal relationship with his Heavenly Father. So also, all the works
of Satan that God allows into your life, will ultimately glorify the
infinite wisdom and enduring purpose of God for you. So
the LORD blessed the latter end of Job more than his beginning.
3. The Dwellingplace of God.
In 988 BC,
God devised a plan to give King David an amazing revelation. This
process was instigated by Satanic attack. And
Satan stood up against Israel, and provoked David to number Israel.
influx of Satanic spirit, David failed miserably. And
David said unto God, I have sinned greatly, because I have done this
thing. Davidís sin resulted in grievous affliction and death
being spread upon the innocent people of Israel.
So the LORD sent pestilence upon Israel: and there fell of Israel
seventy thousand menThe plague was stayed only when the
destroying angel paused over the threshingfloor of Ornan. When David
saw the angel, he quickly purchased the site and made sacrifice to the
Lord. And David built there an altar unto the
LORD, and offered burnt offerings and peace offerings, and called upon
prepared the sacrifice, God responded with fire from heaven. And
he answered him from heaven by fire upon the altar of burnt offering. This
was a shocking and unprecedented statement from God, since David was
not a priest, and the Tabernacle was not even then located in
Jerusalem. What was it that was so special about the threshingfloor of
stumbled upon a wonderful, ancient, and magical place of destiny. The
threshingfloor of Ornan was actually the long lost, Mount Moriah. The
place of Davidís sacrifice was exactly the spot where Abraham had
sacrificed Isaac. This sacred site had been lost to posterity for over
800 years, and it was revealed only when the fire fell from heaven. When
David saw that the LORD had answered him in the threshingfloor of
Ornan the Jebusite, then he sacrificed there.
found the dwellingplace of God. And on this spot, King Solomonís
temple was eventually built. Then David said,
This is the house of the LORD God, and this is the altar of the burnt
offering for Israel. And David commanded to gather together the
strangers that were in the land of Israel; and he set masons to hew
wrought stones to build the house of God.
David had found the secret entrance to Godís dwelling, the doorway
to the heavenly realm. But this revelation had been instigated by
Satanic attack. It resulted from Davidís failure and sin. It was
purchased with the suffering and affliction of innocent Israel.
failure is held within the sovereign purpose of God. Every tragedy is
in accord with his plan. For the true revelation of God is not free.
It always comes with great personal sacrifice and emotional expense. I
will not take that which is thine for the LORD, nor offer burnt
offerings without cost.
Satanic attack, personal failure, and affliction of the innocent, are the ingredients of heavenly miracles. Satanic destruction can even reveal the dwellingplace of God.
4. The First Temptation of Jesus.
After Jesus was baptized, the heavenly realms became visible to his spirit, and he was immediately attacked by Satan. As always, the conflict between Jesus and Satan was stressful and difficult. But this Satanic confrontation revealed crucial facts about the process that leads to spiritual maturity. Once again, Satanís actions were Godís mechanism for revelation. Then was Jesus led up of the Spirit into the wilderness to be tempted of the devil. And when he had fasted forty days and forty nights, he was afterward an hungred.
three temptations showed that provision, protection, and possession,
are the three principal battles that you will have to face as you
pursue Sonship. These temptations also revealed Godís plan, process,
and promise for those who accomplish it.
temptation of Satan dealt with provision for the natural body.
There is no end to bodily demands for food, shelter, and comfort. The
mortals of earth spend their lives in bondage to this appetite. And
when the tempter came to him, he said, If thou be the Son of God,
command that these stones be made bread.
introduction of doubt, and through probing questioning, Satan sought
to trick Jesus into failure. But Jesus responded to Satan by quoting a
scripture. Jesus dispatched Satanic doubt, and reaffirmed the absolute
sovereignty of God over the physical needs of man. But
he answered and said, It is written, Man shall not live by bread
alone, but by every word that proceedeth out of the mouth of God.
to serve the physical body is one of the curses of Eden. Jesus
reversed this Edenic pollution by affirming that provision for the
physical body is the responsibility of God. Your body should get what
it is given, never what it demands. Your spirit is to rule your body,
and not vice versa. Like Jesus, you too will be tested by demands for
bodily provision. Therefore I say unto you,
Take no thought for your life, what ye shall eat, or what ye shall
drink; nor yet for your body, what ye shall put on. Is not the life
more than meat, and the body than raiment?
this first temptation illuminated the plan of God to bring
forth children. Israel is represented by the stones that Satan
suggested should be made bread. At the start of Joshuaís invasion of
Canaan, God commanded a memorial of twelve stones to be set up at
Gilgal. And those twelve stones, which they
took out of Jordan, did Joshua pitch in Gilgal. Much later,
John the Baptist was preaching in the vicinity of Gilgal and referred
to these same stones, declaring that they represented the house of
Israel. I say unto you, that God is able of
these stones to raise up children unto Abraham.
It is the
ďstonesĒ of Israel that will bring forth the firstborn Sons of
God. These Sons, together with Jesus, the firstbegotten Son, will
corporately become the ďbread of lifeĒ for the rest of creation.
The plan of God is to transform physical Israelites (stones) into
immortal Sons (bread). Jesus did not deny this plan, but simply
refused to initiate it in his own strength.
first temptation illuminated that physical provision will be
diligently tested in your life, and that the plan of God is to
transform your stony heart into a Son of God.
5. The Second Temptation of Jesus.
second temptation dealt with protection. Mortal man seeks
protection from injury, sickness, death, discomfort, and emotional
distress. Satan tried to coerce Jesus to invoke these protections. By
misapplying scripture, Satan sought to deceive Jesus and bring about
his failure. Then the devil taketh him up into
the holy city, and setteth him on a pinnacle of the temple, and saith
unto him, If thou be the Son of God, cast thyself down: for it is
written, He shall give his angels charge concerning thee: and in their
hands they shall bear thee up, lest at any time thou dash thy foot
against a stone.
protect your own carnality, you leave the veil intact, to block your
view into the Most Holy Place. But protection during the Adamic
experience is not the plan of God. God has made your life subject to
physical ailments and emotional pain. These ingredients are necessary
for the maturity of your spirit. Jesus knew this and was not deceived
by Satan. Thus he dispatched Satan with a scripture of his own. Jesus
said unto him, It is written again, Thou shalt not tempt the Lord thy
You too will
be tested by desires for carnal, self-preservation. When dealing with
problems, you will be tempted to run away, to hide, to pretend they
donít exist. If you seek this protection, and harden your heart to
the processing of God, you can never become an Overcomer. To
day if ye will hear his voice, harden not your heart.
the second temptation illuminated Godís process to bring
forth children. This process is the casting down of your carnality. If
any man will come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his
cross, and follow me. Your carnal goals must be brought to
naught. This is the way of the cross, and this way leads to eternal
spiritual life. The way of carnal man leads only to death. There
is a way which seemeth right unto a man, but the end thereof are the
ways of death.
ever won a battle seeking protection. Spiritual warriors must hasten
to the battle to obliterate fear, doubt, selfishness, bitterness, and
every evil desire. They must attack and overcome every adversity that
God brings their way. And they overcame him by
the blood of the Lamb, and by the word of their testimony; and they
loved not their lives unto the death.
The Sons of
God are matured and birthed as they are attacked by the wisdom of God.
Jesus Christ was maligned and murdered. If you wish to share in his
glory, you can expect no better. He that
loseth his life for my sake shall find it. God will sovereignly
bring purifying fires to perfect your spirit. You must not initiate
these trials, but God will bring all things that you require in due
second temptation illuminated that self-protection will be
diligently tested in your life, and that the cross is the process
that leads to spiritual maturity.
6. The Third Temptation of Jesus.
third temptation of Jesus dealt with possessions. The carnal
mind desires to accumulate wealth. Every earthly possession is desired
to make one wise. Neither is there any limit to the ďthingsĒ that
a man wishes to possess. Satan sought Jesusí failure, by tempting
him with all the possessions of the world. Again,
the devil taketh him up into an exceeding high mountain, and sheweth
him all the kingdoms of the world, and the glory of them. And saith
unto him, All these things will I give thee, if thou wilt fall down
and worship me.
would simply have acknowledged the Vice-President of Evil, Jesus could
have possessed all the treasures of earth. But the Sons of God are not
to give place to any created underling. And, God does not intend for
the natural man to amass earthly wealth. He intends for your spirit to
obtain a celestial wealth.
nullified Satanís attack by quoting a scripture which affirmed that
all the possessions in existence, are already the property of the Most
High. Then saith Jesus unto him, Get thee
hence, Satan: for it is written, Thou shalt worship the Lord thy God,
and him only shalt thou serve. With these words Satan departed,
for he knows positively that he serves the pleasure of Almighty God.
You too will be tested by desires for worldly riches.
the third temptation illuminated Godís promise to give his
Sons all his inheritance. We are the children
of God: and if children, then heirs; heirs of God, and joint-heirs
with Christ; if so be that we suffer with him. Ultimately all
the kingdoms of the world will become the possession of Jesus Christ
and his Brothers. The kingdoms of this world
are become the kingdoms of our Lord, and of his Christ.
Stones Made Bread.
Cast Yourself Down.
But you must
not attempt to procure this inheritance by earthly means, or through
human strength. The treasures of creation can be obtained only as a
byproduct of your spiritual maturity. Seek ye
first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things
shall be added unto you.
abominable structure of Organized Christianity has dismally failed
this third temptation. Week by week they proclaim the works,
sovereignty, and power of Satan. They affirm that Satan will win most
of mankind and barbecue them forever in Hell.
the Vice-President of Evil in this deluded fashion, Satan is then true
to his word and gives them the things of the world. For the moment the
preachers finish extolling the virtues of Satan, they then stride
victoriously into the Gospel of Prosperity, teaching that gain is
godliness, and claiming for themselves all the treasures of earth. Perverse
disputings of men of corrupt minds, and destitute of the truth,
supposing that gain is godliness: from such withdraw thyself.
be happy to let you have the glittering trinkets of the world, if it
would keep you from obtaining spiritual maturity. And this is usually
the case. Verily I say unto you, That a rich
man shall hardly enter into the kingdom of heaven.
third temptation shows that your desire for earthly possessions
will be diligently tested. It also reveals that according to the promise
of God, his overcoming Sons will inherit all things.
7. The Three Satanic Attacks Against Jesus.
was attacked by Satan three different times in his life: at his Birth,
Baptism, and Betrayal. In each situation God supernaturally worked to
accomplish Jesusí perfection.
occurrences reveal the wisdom of God for his developing Sons, and
during your earthly life you can expect the same three Satanic
attacks. As was the case with Jesus, you must remember that the
painful works of Satan accomplish the will of God for you. Now
no chastening for the present seemeth to be joyous, but grievous:
nevertheless afterward it yieldeth the peaceable fruit of
righteousness unto them which are exercised thereby.
the birth of Jesus, Satan moved Herod to kill all the babies of Jesusí
generation. As a child, Jesus was not yet capable of defending
himself, physically or spiritually. In this first attack, no action
was required from Jesus. Instead, Jesusí destruction was averted by
supernatural intervention. The angel of the
Lord appeareth to Joseph in a dream, saying, Arise, and take the young
child and his mother, and flee into Egypt.
the generation of Jesus is the Body of Christ, his Brothers, all the
firstborn Sons of God. All those who aspire to this generation will be
attacked by Satan while they are still helpless. But during their
spiritual infancy on earth, while they are still ďyoung Christians,Ē
they are protected from destruction by the supernatural deliverance of
After the baptism of Jesus, Satan attacked him in the wilderness with
the three temptations. In this attack, Jesus faced the adversary all
by himself. Jesus required this trial for his own spiritual maturity.
By his victory, Jesus demonstrated that his spirit was the master of
his mind and physical body. As the result of this victory, Jesus was
supernaturally energized by the angels of God. Then
the devil leaveth him, and, behold, angels came and ministered unto
As you pursue your own spiritual maturity on earth, you too will be attacked by Satanic temptation. You will be thoroughly tested in provision, protection, and possession. You must defeat these desires, and like Jesus, make your spirit the master of your mind and body. This is a life-long conflict, an enduring campaign of warfare. But after you overcome these partisans of the natural man, you will find your spirit supernaturally energized by the power of God. Then you will come to the final battle for your own spiritual perfection.
When Jesus was finally ready for his ultimate achievement, God
arranged for him to endure a Satanic betrayal. Satan entered into
Judas, and Judas betrayed Jesus to the cross.
required this trial for his own maturity. Through Satanic betrayal,
Jesus was given an opportunity to surrender his own will. This is an
exceedingly difficult proposition for man, but Jesus was victorious in
this inner conflict. Saying, Father, if thou
be willing, remove this cup from me: nevertheless not my will, but
thine, be done.
By his willing surrender unto self-sacrifice, Jesus developed agape-love within his own spirit. Greater love (agape) hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends. As a result of this victory he was once again supernaturally energized. And there appeared an angel unto him from heaven, strengthening him. With this strength he was prepared for the cross, and by the cross he became irrevocably scheduled for the eternal glory of resurrection.
All those who pursue Sonship can expect to endure Satanic betrayal. When your spouse, family, or friends spit in your face, you will be given a rare and wonderful opportunity. By accepting the betrayal from the superior wisdom of your Heavenly Father, you can surrender your own will. By this you will lay down your life for your loved ones, and this is the recipe for becoming the divine perfection of agape-love. [Love] takes no account of the evil done to it, it pays no attention to a suffered wrong. 1 Corinthians 13:5 (Amplified). By success in the excruciating ordeal of betrayal, your spirit is matured and made ready for a glorious resurrection.
1. Birth - Flight to
2. Baptism Ė
Mind & Body
3. Betrayal Ė
8. The Maturing of Peter.
Peter was a
favorite disciple who was larger than life. It seems his boisterous
personality was always bubbling forth and getting in the way. Like a
kid walking in shoes that were twice too large, Peter flopped around,
boldly proclaiming the improbable.
represents human nature at its best. But even the best of man is an
offense unto God. Peter was thus selected for Satanic attack. This
painful processing was required for his own maturity, and as an
example for you.
the plan of God. He knew that suffering, betrayal, and death were Godís
prescription for spiritual life. From that
time forth began Jesus to shew unto his disciples, how that he must go
unto Jerusalem, and suffer many things of the elders and chief priests
and scribes, and be killed, and be raised again the third day.
was still carnally minded and immature. He could not understand Godís
purpose in suffering. He still thought that earthly power and
prosperity were the path to spiritual perfection. Then
Peter took him, and began to rebuke him, saying, Be it far from thee,
Lord: this shall not be unto thee.
This was a
grave error, and Jesus took the opportunity to illustrate that those
who desire earthly things have been deluded by Satan. But
he turned, and said unto Peter, Get thee behind me, Satan: thou art an
offence unto me: for thou savourest not the things that be of God, but
those that be of men.
again declared Peterís propensity for Satanic attack. And
the Lord said, Simon, Simon, behold, Satan hath desired to have you,
that he may sift you as wheat: But I have prayed for thee, that thy
faith fail not: and when thou art converted, strengthen thy brethren.
on water, helped to feed the five thousand, saw the sick healed and
the dead raised. But all these miracles had not ďconvertedĒ Peter.
He was still spiritually immature. Physical miracles do not give you
spiritual maturity. No amount of earthly splendor or healing can ever
make your spirit alive.
By the plan
of God, Satan was assigned the task of maturing Peterís spirit, and
Jesus did not prevent this. The prayer of Jesus Christ did not remove
Peter from evil. Rather, it empowered Peter to be victorious ďthroughĒ
not want to be attacked by Satan and profoundly declared it would not
happen. And he said unto him, Lord, I am ready
to go with thee, both into prison, and to death. Yet the wisdom
of God had prescribed Satanic failure for this favorite disciple, and
it could not be avoided. And he said, I tell
thee, Peter, the cock shall not crow this day, before that thou shalt
thrice deny that thou knowest me.
trial of Jesus, Peter succumbed to Satanic fear and denied his
relationship to Jesus Christ. Then began he to
curse and to swear, saying, I know not the man. And immediately the
cock crew. The prescription for Peterís maturity came
precisely as foretold, and in spite of Peterís best efforts to avoid
it. And the Lord turned, and looked upon
Peter. And Peter remembered the word of the Lord, how he had said unto
him, Before the cock crow, thou shalt deny me thrice.
The agony of
this deep dark horror is a pain that few have ever known. To deny and
betray the most precious thing in your life is an untold anguish of
soul that turns days into years of thick darkness, and obliterates
every human joy for a very great while. And
Peter went out, and wept bitterly.
But all this
onslaught of Satanic terror was only the whisper of Godís love. For
Peterís failure was only a mirage. While it seemed Peter had fallen
to Satanic destruction, actually he was only living out the wisdom of
Godís love for him. In the sobbing convulsions of apparent failure,
Peterís spirit was brought to a state of maturity. This maturity ďconvertedĒ
him, and prepared him for the most spectacular earthly ministry of any
man since Jesus himself. He [Jesus] saith unto
him the third time, Simon, son of Jonas, lovest thou me? Peter was
grieved because he said unto him the third time, Lovest thou me? And
he said unto him, Lord, thou knowest all things; thou knowest that I
love thee. Jesus saith unto him, Feed my sheep.
after the resurrection the Holy Spirit fell upon the believers, and it
was Peter who first stood up to proclaim the good news of Sonship. Peter,
standing up with the eleven, lifted up his voice, and said unto them,
Ye men of Judaea, and all ye that dwell at Jerusalem, be this known
unto you, and hearken to my words.
carnal nature had failed miserably, by the design of God. But Peterís
spirit did not fail. The anguish of Satanic attack simply helped to
transform Simon the fisherman, into Peter the Apostle. Like Jesus,
Peter was matured and prepared for success, through the
instrumentality of Satan.
9. The Revelations of Paul.
Tarsus was an austere man, hateful, and contrary to Christianity.
Blinded by Satanic power, he persecuted and killed the followers of
Jesus Christ in a bloody reign of terror. And
Saul, yet breathing out threatenings and slaughter against the
disciples of the Lord, went unto the high priest.And
desired of him letters to Damascus to the synagogues, that if he found
any of this way, whether they were men or women, he might bring them
bound unto Jerusalem.
After Saul was converted, he was sickened by his previous actions. For I am the least of the apostles, that am not meet to be called an apostle, because I persecuted the church of God. The anguish of his early deeds worked within him to crucify his carnality, and this produced a humbleness of mind that was found in few others.
failure, and remorse are always the prerequisites for revelation. You
must always lose something in the natural, before you can gain
something in the spirit. The sacrifices of God
are a broken spirit: a broken and a contrite heart, O God, thou wilt
The Satanic slaughter that worked in Saulís early life was actually a preparation for his maturity and ministry. From the ashes of Saulís Satanic evil, Paul the Apostle eventually rose up with a boldness and confidence that shook the Christian world. For ye have heard of my conversation in time past in the Jews' religion, how that beyond measure I persecuted the church of God, and wasted it. ... But when it pleased God, who separated me from my mother's womb, and called me by his grace, to reveal his Son in me, that I might preach him among the heathen; immediately I conferred not with flesh and blood.
early failure was only a temporary illusion, for in the grand scheme
of God, Paul was simply working out the script that God had prepared
for him. Even his overt attempt to smash the Christians, was actually
the work of God to prepare this greatest evangelist. And in like
fashion, the Christians he persecuted were also matured and perfected
through these very same trials. Ananias
answered, Lord, I have heard by many of this man, how much evil he
hath done to thy saints at Jerusalem. ... But the Lord said unto him,
Go thy way: for he is a chosen vessel unto me, to bear my name before
the Gentiles, and kings, and the children of Israel.
Satanic experience, Paul was made ready to receive the stark
revelation of God. From this new, awesome clarity of vision, Paul then
wrote a large portion of the New Testament. He established churches
throughout the civilized world. He healed the sick and raised the dead
in a sweeping, world-wide ministry. I knew a
man in Christ above fourteen years ago, (whether in the body, I cannot
tell; or whether out of the body, I cannot tell: God knoweth;) such an
one caught up to the third heaven. How that he was caught up into
paradise, and heard unspeakable words, which it is not lawful for a
man to utter.
abundance of spiritual revelation would destroy the average mortal.
Preferential treatment normally puffs-up the carnal nature and leads
the spirit into self-exaltation. But once again, God used Satan to
indemnify Paul against this possibility. And
lest I should be exalted above measure through the abundance of the
revelations, there was given to me a thorn in the flesh, the messenger
of Satan to buffet me, lest I should be exalted above measure.
Paul, Satanic attack is your preparation for spiritual revelation, and
the messenger of Satan is the guarantee of your spiritual maturity. If
you are being buffeted by Satan, by all means fall on your face and
beseech God for his removal. But all the while take comfort, knowing
that even Satanic anguish is the work of God for your eternal,
spiritual blessing. For this thing I besought
the Lord thrice, that it might depart from me. And he said unto me, My
grace is sufficient for thee: for my strength is made perfect in
weakness. Most gladly therefore will I rather glory in my infirmities,
that the power of Christ may rest upon me.
10. The End of Satan.
of Satan is not very bright. You have a much higher calling. In a very
short time, a single angel will be dispatched to chain up Satan for a
thousand years. During this Millennial period of rest on planet earth,
evil will cease, and life for the mortals will be much improved. And
he laid hold on the dragon, that old serpent, which is the Devil, and
Satan, and bound him a thousand years.
But without the crush of Satanís evil, no person can come
into spiritual maturity. Thus after the Millennium, Satan will be
loosed so that the maturing, educating process can begin again. All
the mortal Adamites will then be resurrected, and their experience in
Satanic evil will continue until they become Overcomers, and their
spirits are brought into immortal perfection.
And when the thousand years are expired, Satan shall be loosed out of
this work is concluded, Satan is scheduled for termination. Thou
hast defiled thy sanctuaries by the multitude of thine iniquities, by
the iniquity of thy traffick; therefore will I bring forth a fire from
the midst of thee, it shall devour thee, and I will bring thee to
ashes upon the earth in the sight of all them that behold thee. All
they that know thee among the people shall be astonished at thee: thou
shalt be a terror, and never shalt thou be any more. Satan
shall be no more. And his end marks the consummation of Godís plan
to bring forth begotten Sons.
demise may take place by the restoration of his mind. Most likely,
Satan (the adversary) will be transformed back into Lucifer (the
Shining One). Thus the seventh archangel could continue to serve the
pleasure of his creator in future assignments.
This is the genesis, mission, and destiny of Satan. All his iniquity serves the purpose of God, and that purpose is revelation and resurrection for the Sons of God.